NFL Mock Draft: Eagles-Only 1.0

We are right in the midst of Draft season and the Philadelphia Eagles are set up with a total of seven picks, three of which come in the first two rounds. With a lot of players departing via Free Agency and other key players getting up there in age, it’s essential that the Eagles nail these picks right on the head.

Below is an Eagles-Only mock draft done by myself and fellow writer, Sean Brennan. This is the first of three that we will complete before the 2019 NFL Draft which takes place on April 25th. These picks were determined by a combination of both Philadelphia’s roster needs and the projected best players available at each pick.

Round 1 (#25)
Jordan – Christian Wilkins DL Clemson
A dominate defensive force on multiple National Championship teams. Wilkins replaces the loss of Michael Bennett and gives the Eagles some depth/youth.

Sean – Nasir Adderley S Delaware
The Eagles have been linked to Adderley since November. Despite the recent signing of Sendejo, Adderley may be the best player available at this slot and depth never hurts in the secondary. 

Round 2 (#53)
Jordan – Chauncey Garnder-Johnson S Florida
Depth at the Safety position was a concern entering this offseason. CGJ has some very polished cover skills that could prove to be valuable if Jenkins, McLeod or etc. go down.

Sean – Dalton Risner OL Kansas St.
The Eagles need to start thinking about the future as Jason Peters and company aren’t getting any younger. Risner’s ability to play multiple positions along the line is essential.

Round 2 (#57)
Jordan – David Montgomery RB Iowa St.
It’s no mystery that the Eagles need to revamp their run game. Montgomery is one of the few backs in this Draft class that could be considered an every down back.

Sean – Deebo Samuel WR South Carolina 
The Eagles could continue to build their WR depth with this selection. Samuel is lightning fast and could learn from a veteran like DeSean Jackson.

Round 4 (#127)
Jordan – Tytus Howard LT Alabama St.
Some insurance for Jason Peters and a potential replacement down the road. Howard has all of the tools and with improvement on his technique could become Carson’s future bodyguard.

Sean – Benny Snell RB Kentucky
After missing out on Bell, Ingram, and Coleman this team needs to get a running back to help move the chains. Snell is a power back that could fill the void Blount left a year ago. 

Round 4 (#138)
Jordan – T.J. Edwards LB Wisconsin
With Hicks departing to Arizona, the Eagles are desperate for LB help. Edwards racked up big numbers during his tenure playing in the BIG10.

Sean – Dax Raymond TE Utah St.
The love the Eagles have for tight ends is undeniable. With the departure of Richard Rodgers, Raymond could come in and provide some depth at the TE3 spot. 

Round 5 (#163)
Jordan – Stanley Morgan Jr. WR Nebraska
Philadelphia could use some more youth/depth in their WR corps. Morgan’s route running is among the best in this Draft Class.

Sean – Shareef Miller DL Penn St. 
Miller is a Philadelphia native with a very high motor.  The Eagles seem interested in him and they should be.

Round 6 (#197)
Jordan – Kinsley Keke DL Texas A&M
More depth for the Eagles on the defensive line. Kinlsey has the athleticism that the Eagles tend to look for along the front seven.

Sean – Ulysees Gilbert III LB Akron
This is a very Howie Roseman type of pick. Gilbert is a four-year starter out of Akron and has the potential to be a special teams standout at the very least.

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